WHAT DO POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGISTS DO?
CAREER ADVICE FOR UNDERGRADS
Here's a handout I created with information about applying to grad school in psychology. I got these notes straight off of APA's website, so I do not claim that this is my work. I just compiled several sources into one large document.
Here's a website devoted to helping Psychology majors and minors (of all years) determine a career path. Dr. Jonathan Golding and his post-doc, Anne Lippert, created it. The site is user-friendly and includes information for careers that require all levels of degree, steps to help facilitate a career path, links to other valuable sites, and salary information. It also has information relevant to related fields (e.g., Social Work).
Here's Dr. Golding's blog that offers advice to undergraduates about succeeding in college.
HELPFUL STATISTICS STUFF
Here are several instructional guides that my TAs created. These guides provide step-by-step instructions for conducting all major analyses.
Guide #2: Moderation
Guide #3: Mediation
Guide #5: Time-Series
Handout I created based on Tabachnick and Fidell (2007). (DOWNLOAD PDF)
Here's a wonderful website from David Howell on how to use multiple imputation with the missing data module for SPSS:
This is my favorite book on treating missing data.
Multiple Imputation for Missing Data: What Is It And How Can I Use It? by Jeffrey Wayman (DOWNLOAD PDF)
1. This is a classic article on moderation and mediation.
Baron, R. M., & Kenny, D. A. (1986). The moderator-mediator variable distinction in social psychological research: Conceptual, strategic, and statistical considerations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 51, 1173 - 1182. (DOWNLOAD PDF)
3. Here's the link to Dr. Kristopher J. Preacher's webpage for quantpsy. It's chock full of resources for helping people analyze mediators and moderators. Here you'll find cool things such as interactive calculators for the Sobel test for simple mediation effects and simple slopes and the region of significance for interactions.
4. Here's the link to Dr. Andrew Hayes' website. Aside from having a ton of information on mediation and moderation, you'll also get access to macros that help you run analyses to test for mediation, moderation, and other complex relationships. Dr. Hayes also offers access to PROCESS which, according to the website, "uses an ordinary least squares or logistic regression-based path analytical framework for estimating direct and indirect effects in simple and multiple mediator models, two and three way interactions in moderation models with a single of multiple mediators and moderators, and indirect effects of interactions in mediated moderation models also with a single or multiple mediators."
5. Here's a guide I created for using SPSS script for estimating indirect effects in simple and multiple mediation models with and without covariates. The script allows you to examine mediation with bootstrapping. (DOWNLOAD PDF)
6. Here are three Excel files to help you plot 2-way interactions when you probe them with the pick-a-point approach.
Continuous IV and Binary Moderator: (DOWNLOAD EXCEL FILE)
NOTE: The chart below was used for a study where gratitude was a covariate (see GAC1 in row 3). To use this chart WITHOUT a covariate, simply put the value of 0 for the regression coefficient of this control variable. So, here you would put "0" in the cell B3. Don't worry about changing anything for the Mean or SD of this variable because with a zero regression weight they don't add to the prediction of implied scores of the DV.
Continuous IV and Continuous Moderator: (DOWNLOAD EXCEL FILE)
6. Here’s a fabulous website by Dr. James Dawson that explains how to interpret interaction effects and provides several Excel spreadsheets to plot the interactions.
7. Here’s a guide I created for using SPSS script for probing interactions in OLS and logistic regression. It focuses on the Johnson-Neyman technique. (DOWNLOAD PDF)
1. Here's an Excel chart for comparing correlation coefficents for independent and dependent samples. (DOWNLOAD EXCEL FILE)